Anne Boleyn keeps an ardent Richard Burton as Henry VIII at arm's length in a good-looking movie that leaves viewers coldAnne of the Thousand Days (1969)Director: Charles JarrottEntertainment grade: CHistory grade: C+In the mid-1520s, King Henry VIII fell in love with Anne Boleyn. His desire to annul his existing marriage to Catherine of Aragon and marry Anne instead led to...
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The Last Days of Anne Boleyn BBC Two, 9pm Anne Boleyn’s fall from grace was spectacular both in its speed...
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Anne Boleyn. There are few famous people about whom we have imagined so much, yet know so little. She wasn't royalty, so her childhood wasn't chronicled. Her teenage years with "the French" inspired salacious rumor among her political enemies and have fed the imaginations of novelists, but the reality is that we know next to nothing about what she said and did at Francis I's...
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Dominic Cavendish admires a play about Anne Boleyn staged in the Tower of London
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■ On May 19, 1943, in his second wartime address to the U.S. Congress, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill pledged his country’s full support in the fight against Japan. That same day, top U.S. and British officials meeting in Washington reached agreement on May 1, 1944 as the date for the D-Day invasion of France (the operation ended up being launched more than a month...
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A play about Anne Boleyn and her secret love for her brother, George, is being staged at the Tower of London....
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Everybody knows that Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel’s first novel about the court of Henry VIII, as seen through the eyes of Thomas Cromwell, was brilliant. Well, this is in the same class.
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I don't think we should let the Rev Giles Fraser get away with his swingeing attack on Henry VIII (Loose canon, 23 February). Henry was an unpleasant man, but there was more to the break with Rome than his "vast, destructive ego". For centuries it had been the policy of the popes, particularly with regard to the French royal family, to permit the divorce of kings to ensure...
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Move over Hilary Mantel, there's a new Tudor queen in town. Susan Bordo, a US academic, has produced a controversial new study of Anne Boleyn, which accuses David Starkey of "sexism" and takes Mantel to task for recycling "old stereotypes" in her award-winning books.
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Famous faces from history including William Shakespeare, Henry VIII and Horatio Nelson have been given a modern makeover to see how they would look if they were alive today.
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